About CUF 2024

The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is an international conference on urban planning and development, land management and other spatial planning related topics relevant to the Caribbean context.

It’s hosted annually since 2011 in various Caribbean countries. It’s the main opportunity for practitioners, policy makers and researchers to share experience and knowledge on ongoing activities in the Caribbean and/or relevant to the Caribbean, to build capacity through training programmes, workshops, scientific paper presentations, and panel discussions and advance policy positions through dialogues.

More importantly, the event is a key activity which builds comradery between practitioners and strengthens networking with organizations and institutions, giving way to the translation of ideas into plans, and plans into action. The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) is the host country representative of CUF 2024, which will be held on June 26th -28th 2024 at PUCMM, Campus Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

CUF 2024 will be organized in close partnership with the government of the Dominican Republic and with the support of other national, regional, and international organizations. Other major co-hosts are The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through the HIT RESET Caribbean project (Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean) and the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (The blueSpace Network).


List of topic areas

During the Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) six thematic areas are selected: Sustainable Tourism and Application of Digitally Driven Coastal Resilience and Adaptability Strategies in Caribbean SIDS; City management; Climate Change: New and emergent risk scenarios in Caribbean cities; Innovation, technology, and energy; and Changing landscape.

Submission Criteria

Submissions are invited under the following criteria:

Presentations: For acceptance to present at the conference, an abstract must be submitted.

These should (a) state the problem being addressed; (b) describe the activities in the work that have addressed the problem and (c) the relevance of the paper to the theme and/or sub-theme.

Abstracts should be submitted in UK English using MS Word or equivalent format using Arial font size 10” and 1” margins, single spacing and not exceed more than 300 words.

Architectural/Urban Design/Urban Planning Projects: A description and sample image of an architectural/urban design/ urban planning project. The description should outline the following: (a) location, (b) client or commissioning agency (c) whether built or unbuilt (d) relevance to the conference themes. Projects from architectural, urban design and urban planning students are welcomed and student projects should be clearly indicated. Combined text and images of submissions should be forwarded in single page pdf format.

Presentation and Project submissions should include: 1. Title of the proposed presentation; 2. The sub-theme to which it relates; 3. Name(s) of author(s); (no more than 3) 4. Position or title of author(s); 5. Author(s) employer or affiliated institution; 6. Contact details including – email address, telephone/fax numbers and postal address.

Key deadlines

Accepted abstracts final versions deadline is June 6th, 2024. Please submit your abstracts and presentations at the same time.

Conference Program

For more information on the CUF 2024 panel speakers, activities and schedules, please click here.


To register, please click here. Extension provided until June 20th.


Please contact us at: cuf2024@pucmm.edu.do
Phone number: 1 (809) 580‑1962 Ext.: 2303

For information relating to travel requirements, transportation and more, please take a moment to review the information available below.

Conference photos

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